Turkey Marks Progress In Human Development

Turkey was classified in the very high development category in 2018 for the first time, posting a 0.806 value in the human development index (HDI), ranking 59th among 189 countries and territories according to the report released on Dec. 9 from the United Nations Development Program.

The HDI is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

A new generation of inequalities is opening up around education and technology, and climate change, according to the report.

Life expectancy at birth in Turkey surged 13.2 years in the last 28 years.

The country’s mean years of schooling rose by 3.1 years, while expected years of schooling climbed by 7.5 years during the same period.

Turkey’s Gross National Income (GNI) per capita climbed over 120% between 1990 and 2018, the report said.



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